Celebrated international award-winning UK wedding photographer Paulo Santos lives by the philosophy that photography should tell the story of people’s lives, just as they are, without interruption.
Balancing an intuitive photojournalistic approach with artistic, atmospheric portraiture, Paulo’s fine-art quality images capture the full range emotions that make your wedding day so special. Covering each moment and every last detail you worked so hard to create, Paulo sees your life and love through the eyes of an artist, giving you photos that are a work of art and special memories you will cherish forever.
His photographic style is honest, stylish, and natural; his lush portfolio comprised of vibrant color images and timeless black and whites. Paulo travels all over Newcastle and North East England, London, Europe (especially France and Italy) and all of the UK turning moments into memories.
Paulo what can we say… thank you! For anyone looking for a photographer, Paulo is your guy, and this is why... We spent some time researching wedding photographers (and there are a lot of good ones out there!) What stood out for us is how all of Paulo’s albums ooze happiness, charm and style. Looking through his portfolios you can see not only how skilled Paulo is but how much time, effort and care is put into each one of his albums.
We are based in Australia and from day one, Paulo was always available to chat and fit in with our schedule. His ‘pre day’ advice went further than just photography, he talked us through wedding timings, gave us handy hints to ensure we got time to ourselves, helped us understand what was needed on the day so we could brief our bridal party and fitted in couple shoots like lightening so we were not away from the party for more than 5 mins!
Paulo truly captured the joy of our day so perfectly. From arriving at my parent’s house at 10am to leaving after the first dance, he put everyone at ease. Always going above and beyond – he can navigate a large marquee in seconds and I am pretty sure stayed well beyond when he needed to. All of that coupled with the fact that he will be the best dressed man at your wedding and knows how to nail a confetti shot means he must be the best UK wedding photographer at the moment!
Jess & Alex / Brosterfield Farm, Derbyshire
We had the pleasure of having Paul photograph our Wedding in France this summer, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to involve him in our special day. From the first stages, he makes sure the experience comes first; he exudes calm and patience, whilst his amicable personality ensures you are laughing and smiling throughout the planning and the event. The time he takes to understand your ideas and hopes in the early stages shines through in the final product.
We didn’t realise how big of a part the photographer plays in the day. They are your shadow and director, to ensure you will have something beautiful to reflect on when the ‘I do’s’ are done. Paul was truly incredible on the day. His experience and relaxed approach was an amazingly calming influence on what could be a stressful day. He made sure we were totally at ease throughout. He was attentive and present when required, but brilliant at blending into the background when capturing moments amongst you and your guests. As for the photos he takes, the quality speaks for itself. His documentary style photos capture the most special moments, which are not the ones during posed photos but those created whilst you and your guests are enjoying the day. We really can’t recommend him enough-thank you for making our special day even more memorable!
Melissa & Andy / Manoir de Longeveau, France
I cannot express how excited and over the moon my husband and I are with our wedding photos. Paul was so amazing from the start with a phone call that just started everything out on the right foot.
He made everyone so comfortable on the day and blended in with our friends and family and was able to capture the most amazing moments that we will treasure forever. He has a way of capturing the smallest moments to the largest celebrations throughout the day. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests on our photos, as everyone is so impressed with the moments captured.
I am so incredibly happy that Paul was our photographer on our wedding day, I can’t imagine anyone else capturing our wedding. He was brilliant.
Kathleen & Andrew / Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
WOW, WOW, WOW!
We can’t thank you enough!! You have BLOWN. US. AWAY. and totally done us proud - we’re completely in love with the photos! You’ve captured all the special moments - including ones we weren’t even aware of, or had forgotten. Looking through them all brought the whole day back to life and we’re so grateful that we’ve got such wonderful memories captured in this way. Thank you so SO much. We love everything about them!
Not only are the pictures themselves amazing, but the way you’ve delivered them has also blown us away! The slide show, the website, the app, the surprise gift, the wooden box of prints that’s coming - it really is the gift that keeps on giving and has totally made this into another magical experience.
You’re a truly talented and all round top bloke and we feel incredibly lucky that you were able to play such a special role in our day and capture the magic for us. Truly thank you.
Hannah & Patch / Lillibrooke Manor, Berkshire
Paul was our photographer for wedding over two days in London. He captured so many stunning, special images that have truly blown us away. But he isn't just a champion photographer - Paul is a genuine and warm person, always with a smile on his face and it was truly a pleasure to have him with us on those days. We can't thank him enough for producing such beautiful and memorable photography.
Belinda & James / The Wallace Collection, London
We had the absolute pleasure of having Paul at our woodland wedding back in the summer. We can't express enough how fantastic he was, from the initial phone call, to the day its self, Paul made everyone feel so at ease, so capturing those natural and intimate moments was just so easy which shows in his beautifully, breath taking photos we received from him. Not only was he professional, took amazing photographs and helped me stay very calm Lol he is also just such a top guy! Such a honour to have you take our photos Paul, you really did make our woodland wedding dream become a reality!
Lisa & Darren / The Paper Mill, Kent
Super thrilled with our wedding photos, cannot thank Paul enough!! Communicating with him was super easy and honest right from the start and we absolutely love the photographs. He captured every phase of the wedding beautifully and was truly a professional. Highly recommend him!
Fiona & Sammy / Marylebone Town Hall, London
Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. From the initial chat on the phone right through to final production of our gorgeous prints we felt completely confident and completely understood. We had no doubt that Paul would capture the emotions of our fabulous day through his lens and the pictures absolutely did that in spades. Beyond our expectations. He sees beautiful things that others miss and captures them to hold on to forever.
Paul is a great energetic talent and his manner is both professional and relaxed which made for a stress free and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
We will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who wants to have fabulous and beautiful photographs of people/ places/moments to cherish!
Christina & Claudio / Newton Hall, Northumberland